DJD is a professional jazz dance company that is dedicated to creating original world-class jazz performances, and to offering world-class training opportunities for jazz dance artists. National auditions, for both our dance company and our professional training program, take place annually.
2021/22 PROFESSIONAL TRAINING PROGRAM AuditionS
For the 2021/22 season, DJD is seeking male and female dancers who are passionate about jazz dance and the work of DJD for our Professional Training Program (PTP).
The Professional Training Program (PTP) at DJD offers 10-15 advanced level dancers an eight-month intensive training experience. The program runs Monday to Friday from September to May, offering three hours of training each day. Dancers auditioning for the Professional Training Program must be at least 18 years of age and interested in furthering their knowledge of jazz dance and the work of DJD. DJD encourages all dancers, regardless of financial situation, to audition for the Professional Training Program. Bursaries and scholarships may be a possibility for the 2021/22 season.
in person auditions
Professional Training Program auditions for the 2021/22 season will be accepted at our Jazz Advanced Spring Series classes with an email of intent to audition to Jamie Freeman Cormack. If auditioning please bring a hardcopy of your resume to class.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE JUNE 30, 2021
DJD invites dancers seeking a place in our Professional Training Program to submit a video that highlights the following:
– groove and improvisation – using jazz or music in the family of jazz, improvise in a way that we can see your groove
– a display of technical ability – Please provide content that clearly displays your ability and mastery of your chosen dance form be that classical, contemporary, or a jazz related dance technique. Please note that although DJD’s work is rooted in West African dance and African-American forms, the use of classical and contemporary techniques, in the way it supports facility and accuracy of movement, can be seen within our training and choreography.
– a short dance sequence to a piece of music of your choice – A video of a previous performance will suffice as long as you are clearly identifiable.
Video submissions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org and must be received by Wednesday, June 30, 2021. Videos can be received via Dropbox or a link to Google Drive.
Any questions with regards to the audition process can be emailed to Professional Training Program Director, Jamie Freeman Cormack.
2021/22 COMPANY AuditionS
DJD holds an audition tour annually for Company positions in February & March. Locations and dates to be pasted in January 2022.
DJD also auditions by invitation throughout the season. For the 21/22 season we have positions for male dancers. Interested dancers can contact Laura Kleiner for more information.